Generating heat and power

  • Our new energy centre will combine ground source heat pumps and high-efficiency boilers to capture and use the heat produced during electricity generation, significantly reducing the Garden’s carbon emissions.

    Replacing the current inefficient power systems, the energy centre will provide heat and power to the Garden’s public and research Glasshouses as well as RBGE’s Nursery site.

    Once the Edinburgh Biomes project is complete, the energy centre will reduce RBGE’s carbon emissions from the north-east corner of the Edinburgh Garden by 27 per cent and overall emissions by 17 per cent.

    Watch the short film below to learn more.

    artists impression of a flat roofed, single storey brown building

Generating heat and power

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